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Articles About Village Council

  • Therapy dog considered for Yellow Springs Police Department

    At its most recent meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 6, Village Council members heard a proposal from Village Manager Josué Salmerón to add a new member — a therapy dog — to the Village’s police force.

  • Council votes down youth outreach officer proposal

    At the Tuesday, Sept. 6, meeting, Village Council members voted down a resolution that would place an officer in the Greene County Educational Service Center, or ESC.

  • Village confronts Ellis Pond algae

    Since Village Council’s July 5 decision to prohibit Village staff from using chemicals to mitigate the algal bloom in Ellis Pond, Council members Marianne MacQueen and Carmen Brown have been working with Village staff, members of the Environmental Commission, several environmental scholars and local experts to find a more holistic, and possibly permanent, solution.

  • Village Council adopts privacy, net neutrality policy

    At Village Council’s regular meeting on Monday, Aug. 15, Council members unanimously approved a use policy for the village’s municipal broadband utility services. The policy enshrines the privacy of the village residents who opt into the new Wi-Fi service.

  • Village Council eyes stormwater fee

    In its most recent regular meeting July 18, Village Council members held a brief discussion about adding a stormwater fee for residents and businesses in the village.

  • Village Council to hire new solicitor

    At its Monday, July 18 meeting, Village Council passed a resolution to allow Village Manager Josué Salmerón to negotiate a contract with Amy Blankenship of Frost Brown Todd LLC as the new village solicitor.

  • Village Council | Residents question recent staff changes

    At the most recent Village Council meeting on July 5, several residents asked Village Council members pointed questions about the Village solicitor, finance director and an ongoing state investigation into the Village’s credit card use.

  • Village Council denounces Roe v. Wade decision

    Village Council formally dissented from the Supreme Court’s decision in the Dobbs v. Jackson case, as well as established the Village’s intention to de-prioritize enforcing state laws that criminalize abortions.

  • Village Council revisits busking regulation

    Local street musicians Perin Ellsworth-Heller, left, and Ben Hemmendinger performed their Appalachian and Irish-inspired tunes on the sidewalk along Xenia Avenue for about two hours last Saturday. Village Council passed a new policy this week that limits for how long and where street musicians can play after receiving numerous noise complaints from downtown shop owners and their employees. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    On July 21, Village Council heard a presentation from Public Arts and Culture Commission member Amy Wamsley on busking, or street performers entertaining in public areas.

  • Village Council approves utility rate increases

    The soon-to-be-retired utility pole illuminated against the night sky by work lights (Photo by Matt Minde)

    At its most recent regular meeting June 21, Village Council unanimously passed a flurry of emergency legislation adjusting the tap-in fees for water, sewer and electric utilities.

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